Presque Isle River Kayaking

Paddling

Kayak the Western U.P.

Paddle Your North!

Ironwood in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula has incredible sea kayaking destinations.  Kayak along the shores of Lake Superior, or on one of the many interior lakes surrounded by the Ottawa National Forest, State Wilderness areas or County Forest.  Seclude yourself on an incredible Back-country Adventure!

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Lake Superior

The Fresh Coast the Great Lakes

Everyone should experience Lake Superior!  The Western Upper Peninsula is graced by the presence of such an amazing body of water.  Take a swim in crystal clear fresh water along beautiful and diverse beaches and coastline. Kayak from place to place along this fresh inland sea.  Get on your boat do some deep sea fishing for massive Lake Trout!

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Presque Isle State Park & River

This hike combines the East and West River Trails for a scenic hike along the Presque Isle River, which runs through the Porcupine Mountains State Park. The river has strong currents and sections of rapids, as well as three main waterfalls, Nawadaha Falls, Manido Falls, and Manabezho Falls, which measures 25 feet high. (more…)

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Gile Flowage

Gile Flowage is a 3138 acre lake located in Iron County/Hurley, Wisconsin. It has a maximum depth of 25 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. Also A great place to kayak, canoe or SUP with many islands to explore. The lake’s water is moderately clear.

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Sunday Lake

Walking and bicycling trails. Lake for all types of watersports. Camping. Beach area and two pavilions for rent.

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McDonald Lake

Located on McDonald Dam Road in Ironwood, Michigan and unique from the other two campgrounds operated by the Forestry and Parks Commission, as it is a rustic campground. There is no fee at this campground and the campsites are designed for tenting only on a first come first serve basis. There is a total of six designated sites. The three sites on the lake shore have tenting pads and fire rings, the island sites do not. (more…)

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Webber Lake

Weber Lake

Weber Lake located in Upson, Wisconsin is an excellent panfish and trout fishing lake. At 61 acres, it also makes a relaxing paddle in your kayak or canoe. Weber Lake is a slow-no wake lake. Whitecap Mountain Resort and Skye Golf is adjacent to the County Park property.

Weber Lake has 11 campsites which include 9 electrical sites and 2 non-electrical. Water is available. Pit toilets with changing area. Boat launch, playground and swimming area. ATV trail access to Trail 6.

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Webber Lake

Part of the Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort, Webber lake is an inland lake with a beach area with kayak rentals available.

Weber Lake is an excellent panfish and trout fishing lake. At 61 acres, it also makes a relaxing paddle in your kayak or canoe. Weber Lake is a slow-no wake lake. Whitecap Mountain Resort and Skye Golf is adjacent to the County Park property.

Weber Lake has 11 campsites which include 9 electrical sites and 2 non-electrical. Water is available. Pit toilets with changing area. Boat launch, playground and swimming area. ATV trail access to Trail 6.

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Sunday Lake

Beautiful Sunday Lake is situated in the center of the city of Wakefield and is home to Eddy Park and Campground. The park offers a comfortable sandy beach and swimming area, pavilions available or rent, a boat launch, and a large playground.

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Saxon Harbor

Saxon Harbor

Saxon Harbor is located on Lake Superior’s Oronto Bay in Iron County, Wisconsin, United States. The harbor, adjacent to Oronto Creek, is a part of a county park that includes deep sea fishing, camping and a sandy beach stretching for four miles westward.

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Lake Gogebic

Lake Gogebic, Michigan’s largest inland lake, lies at the far western end of the Upper Peninsula. With abundant opportunities for fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, and winter sports, Lake Gogebic is a four-season vacation gem that – for all its attractions – retains the peaceful atmosphere of a small Northwoods community, untroubled by traffic and crowds.

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The Cisco Chain of Lakes

The Cisco Chain of Lakes in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula has 15 interconnected lakes in the chain directly adjacent to the Sylvania Wilderness. Public access is available on both Cisco and Thousand Island Lake. The Cisco Chain is accessible by small motorboats, canoes, kayak, or other small boat craft. The lakes are known for fish species such as: Trout, musky, walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and panfish.  Stay in Ironwood and take a brief 45 minute drive to your destination. (more…)

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Spirit Lake (Lost Lake)

Spirit Lake (Lost Lake)

Located north of Ironwood Spirit Lake or as locals call it, Lost Lake is a small inland lake with a dock and beach area. A nice place to paddle and fish also.

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